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Media Event:


Date:               Thursday, July 2, 2009        

Time:            10:00 a.m.     

Location:            Courthouse Rotunda

Event:              K-9 Graduation



     Allen County Sheriff’s Department Master K-9 Trainer, Robert L. Compton, Captain Shawn Lawhorn and Sheriff Kenneth C. Fries will present certificates to six graduating K-9 academy officers and their partners, on Thursday, July 2, in the Allen County Courthouse Rotunda.


     The class has recently undergone 14-weeks of intense training and is certified in the areas of: Obedience Control, Evidence Search, Area Search, Building Search, Tracking and the Detection of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Ecstasy. 


Graduates are as follows:


Deputy Aaron J. Long and K-9 Gage, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Dept.

Officer Joel L. Ellert and K-9 Niko, Allen County Sheriff’s Dept.

Officer Christopher J. Kramer and K-9 Chewbacca, Allen County Sheriff’s Dept.

Patrolman Mitchell M. McClure and K-9 Rex, Defiance Police Department

Trooper Shane L. Neuenschwander and K-9 Smokey, Indiana State Police

Officer George H. Gensic and K-9 Paco, Auburn Police Department





CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer